La Palma Airport
|La Palma Airport|
|Owner||Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea|
|Operator||Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea|
|Location||Breña Baja and Villa de Mazo|
|Elevation AMSL||33 m / 108 ft|
La Palma Airport (IATA: SPC, ICAO: GCLA) is an airport located in Breña Baja and Villa de Mazo, 8 km (5.0 mi) south of the city of Santa Cruz de La Palma on La Palma in the Canary Islands. It is operated by Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA), who operate the majority of civil airports in Spain.
The airport is served mainly by Binter Canarias and CanaryFly with island-hopping flights from Tenerife and Gran Canaria. In 2015, the airport had 971,676 passengers in the 15,800 operations handled. Cargo traffic totalled 565 tonnes.
A new terminal building opened in July 2011, giving the airport an ultimate capacity of 3 million passengers per year. The new terminal has 25 check-in desks, 4 baggage carousels, and 9 boarding gates. The new terminal is farther back than the old terminal, meaning that apron space is maximised. There are still no plans to build a taxiway parallel to the runway, so aircraft still have to backtaxi on the runway, limiting capacity to 10 operations per hour. The airport also has a new control tower.
Airlines and destinations
- EAD Basic
- AENA Statistics
- "La Palma Airport: Introduction". AENA. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
- Some infrastructural data are from an old AENA website page that is no longer available. General airport information from AENA as of 2015 is here: La Palma Airport SPC 2015